Harold and friends attend the service of Remembrance at Holbeach 11-11-23
This year on June 6th the anniversary of D-Day, fundraiser Harold Payne once again returned to Normandy to lay flowers on the graves of fallen soldiers of WW2. This was the first time in 31 years that Harold was not accompanied by veterans as they have almost all passed away.
Harold said he found it ‘extremely emotional’ looking over the vast rows of graves at the Normandy American Cemetery, which alone holds 9386 graves, most of whom lost their lives in the D-day landings and ensuing operations. Harold also visited the graves of British troops, including those from our local area where he laid flowers supplied by local businesses, ‘The Flower Basket’ and ‘JZ Flowers’.
Next year Harold is organising a coach trip to Normandy so that anyone wishing to visit the graves themselves to experience the vast scale of what these brave soldiers fought for can do so. The trip leaving from the Anglia Motel, Fleet Hargate will cost £699 per person including hotel accommodation in France and will leave on June 2nd returning June 7th. Anyone wishing to book the last few remaining places should contact the Anglia Motel via email: email@example.com.
Harold wishes to thank everyone for their continued support.